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Javier is an eminent cognitive psychologist, and an authority in leadership development. He challenges the conventions of talent management, arguing it’s not about hiring the right types or imposing change. Instead the focus must be on creating the culture to drive change. He also shows that the most successful leaders align their beliefs, promises and actions. We become so intent on short-term results that we start to forget there is purpose as well as profit.

Teams flourish when they are in rhythm. Described as the world’s first motivational non-speaker, Steve uses only facial expressions and a conductor’s baton to turn conference audiences of 30 to 3,000 into a functioning orchestra. Equipped with colour-coded musical tubes, delegates experience the power of working in harmony and the simplicity of good communication.

The business author, Sunday Times cartoonist and brand consultant believes fresh thinking is the only way to sustain competitive advantage. He is also a champion of simplicity as the perfect antidote to an increasingly complex world. With a wonderfully dry wit Guy shows how to find solutions to virtually any problem, throw off conventional thinking and avoid meaningless clichés by breaking every challenge into small parts and seeing through others’ eyes. After dinner the bestselling business writer lives up to his billing as the David Attenborough of the corporate jungle.

The former world super-middleweight champion is now both a Eurosport pundit and a hypnotherapist, helping young people back into work. After dinner he talks about coming face to face with a man who wants to render you unconscious. He also explains why he failed to hypnotise himself.

As Director of Football Operations at Chelsea FC, Mike had overall responsibility for everything from recruitment to performance. He has also worked with Team Sky, and NFL and NBA teams, including NBA champions the San Antonio Spurs. He draws parallels between the requirements of business and sport, and explains the importance of analysis and adapting performance in a sector where return on investment is crucial.

After Comic Relief Does Glee Club, the former Linx frontman and wife Carrie are set to publish six books for children: Jump And Join In.

In daytime presentations the conductor-entertainer shows what businesses can learn from the orchestra. In cabaret the ‘classical music hooligan’ romps from New World to Carmina Burana (and other ad tunes), with audience members taking up the baton. Rainer performs in German, French, Spanish... and English.

Ben spent nine years as a member of the Great Britain rowing team, competing at six World Championships and three Olympics - culminating in gold in the coxed eights in Sydney. Before they did anything during training, Ben and his team asked themselves the question: “Will it make the boat go faster?” He encourages audiences to apply the same question to their own goals.

The former stockbroker moderates and advises on everything from soft skills to ‘techniquette.’

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